The 3e Bard is a Fighter/Wizard/Druid/Rogue.the bard a fighter/wizard/thief
But the 5e Bard is something like a Wizard specialist, with its own spell list.
The Ranger seems more like a Fighter/Druid/Wizard.the ranger a fighter/druid
The 5e Druid is weird. I am unsure what to make of it. Part elementalist, including plant as an element. Part healer. Part beast master. Part shapeshifter., and the druid a cleric/wizard.
I wouldnt mind the anniversary edition making the various aspects of Druid synergize better, as well as allowing specialists, such as a full-on shapeshifter without elemental magic.
Maybe the Barbarian is a Fighter/Shapeshifter?It may be why the more popular party mixes included rogue + cleric, fighter, wizard or sorceror and rogue + ranger, paladin, druid--the partial offensive and defensive spellcasting of the last three compensated for the lack of a specialist. Is there anything to this?
Hmmm. Maybe the Barbarian can have an archetype that is the full-on shapeshifter.